Book cover for The Piranhas

The Piranhas



04 April 2019
368 pages
Imprint: Picador


With the open-hearted rashness that belongs to every true writer, Saviano returns to tell the story of the fierce and grieving heart of Naples.
Thriller of the Month . . . Saviano’s characterisation, dialogue and set-pieces are first-rate, but what sets the book apart (as with Gomorrah) is his quasi-anthropological portrayal of a micro-society, with a mix of influences that ranges from Call of Duty, porn and mafia movies to Catholic ritual.
Very impressive . . . I admire Roberto [Saviano] a lot.
A kind of Instagram-era Godfather, pungent with trashtalking and squalid detail.